MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A 19-year-old Mt. Horeb man, helping out with cattle at the Wisconsin State Fair, fell from a moving pick-up truck and sustained traumatic head injuries Saturday, August 3.
The driver of the pick-up was traveling 10 mph in a 20 mph zone when he floored the accelerator, after coaxing from his passengers. John Klossner was in the bed of the truck, with the tailgate off, and his feet dangling over the back.
John and a friend were ejected when the driver sped up. They both landed on their feet, however, John then fell back and struck his head on the asphalt.
John was admitted to the hospital with head trauma and he became combative in the emergency room. He sustained skull fractures with bruising and compression of the spinal cord.
He did not undergo surgery. While in the ICU, his conditioned worsened, but by August 8 he seemed to be responding well to medical treatment.
When John went to rehab Monday, August 12, he sat down and became unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus.
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